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Implementing Mental Health First Aid

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Implementing Mental Health First Aid

  1. 1. Mental Health First Aid TUI University By April Showalter Capstone Integrative Project MHD 599 Mod 3 SLP Dr. Afrooz Afghani June 8, 2009 a public health education program
  2. 2. Implementing the MHFA Program <ul><li>MHFA program in America </li></ul><ul><li>Who can be a certified MHFA instructor? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can benefit from MHFA training? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to Market MHFA to </li></ul><ul><li>Where can MHFA be learned or taught? </li></ul><ul><li>Current MHFA certified sites in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching MHFA by electronic means </li></ul><ul><li>Potential barriers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Since 2008 and Coming to America, the MHFA Program Has: <ul><li>Presence in more than 24 states, </li></ul><ul><li>50 MHFA instructors, </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1300 people trained, </li></ul><ul><li>More than 80 community trainings to date, and </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,000,000 media impressions in the first year </li></ul><ul><li>(Browning-McNee, 2009) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who Can Be A MHFA Instructor? Someone Who Has: <ul><li>Good knowledge of mental disorders and their treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal or professional experience with people with mental health problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Favorable attitudes towards people with mental health problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Good teaching and communication skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Good background knowledge of mental health and community services. </li></ul><ul><li>Good interpersonal skills. </li></ul><ul><li>(MHFA, 2007) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who Can Benefit From MHFA Training? <ul><li>Parents/Children </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers/Instructors/Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care Workers </li></ul><ul><li>Preachers/Clergy Members </li></ul><ul><li>Paramedics/Firefighters </li></ul><ul><li>Police Officers </li></ul><ul><li>Social Workers/Counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Managers/Employees </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone! </li></ul><ul><li>(Kitchener, 2008) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where to Market MHFA to: <ul><li>Law enforcement and other emergency response; </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and public education administration; </li></ul><ul><li>Homeless shelters; </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges and universities; </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations and local businesses; </li></ul><ul><li>Community service groups; </li></ul><ul><li>Primary and occupational health care providers; and </li></ul><ul><li>The general public </li></ul><ul><li>(NCCBH, 2009) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Where Can MHFA Training Be Taught Or Learned? <ul><li>School classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture halls </li></ul><ul><li>Senior centers </li></ul><ul><li>Church & religious organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Community centers </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Business & industrial work sites </li></ul><ul><li>Library & hotel meeting rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Home demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>PTA meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Police & fire stations </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare organizations </li></ul><ul><li>City, county, & state govnmnt offices </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Law offices </li></ul><ul><li>Private businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Anywhere else! </li></ul><ul><li>Kitchener, 2009 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Current MHFA certified sites in the U.S. include: <ul><li>C ommunity mental health centers </li></ul><ul><li>Addictions centers, </li></ul><ul><li>State departments of health, </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitals, </li></ul><ul><li>Federally qualified health centers, </li></ul><ul><li>Faith-based organizations, </li></ul><ul><li>State police stations, </li></ul><ul><li>The National Guard, </li></ul><ul><li>Mental developmental disability centers, </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health authorities, and </li></ul><ul><li>Other mental health advocates </li></ul><ul><li>NCCBH, 2009 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teaching MHFA by Electronic Means: <ul><li>More efficient </li></ul><ul><li>More convenient </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-effective </li></ul><ul><li>Reach a wider audience </li></ul><ul><li>Examples how... </li></ul><ul><li>CD </li></ul><ul><li>DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Webcast </li></ul><ul><li>Videocast </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul>
  10. 10. Potential Barriers <ul><li>Cost to the consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Time it takes to get trained </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of certified trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Low or lack of funding </li></ul><ul><li>Age and gender (Kitchener, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Denial for need of MHFA (Kitchener, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation issues </li></ul><ul><li>Personal beliefs (Jorm, 2005) </li></ul>
  11. 11. References <ul><li>Browning-McNee, L. (2009). Mental Health First Aid: A Collaborative Partnership of National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Maryland State Department of Mental Hygiene and Missouri Department of Mental Health. National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH). Retrieved May 16, 2009 from http://learn.aero.und. edu /pages.asp? PageID =135674 </li></ul><ul><li>Jorm, A.F., Kitchener, B.A., and Mugord, S.K. (2005). Experiences in applying skills learned in a mental health first aid training course: a qualitative study of participants' stories. BMC Psychiatry , November 9, 2005, 5(43). Retrieved June 6, 2009 from http://www. pubmedcentral . nih . gov / picrender . fcgi ? artid =1308824& blobtype = pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Kitchener, B.A. and Jorm, A.F. (2006). Mental health first aid training: review of evaluation studies. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry . January 2006, 40(1). Retrieved June 7, 2009 from http://www. ncbi . nlm . nih . gov / pubmed /16403032 </li></ul><ul><li>Kitchener, B.A. and Jorm, A.F. (2008). Mental Health First Aid: an international programme for early intervention. Early Intervention in the Psychiatry, February 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2009 from http://www. mhfa .com.au/documents/article_mental-health-first-aid- iep -2008. pdf </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Kitchener, B. and Jorm, T. (2009). The Mental Health First Aid Training and Research Program. Updated May 31, 2009. Orygen Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne. Retrieved June 6, 2009 from http://www. mhfa .com.au/documents/Summary_%20MHFA_31_May_09. pdf </li></ul><ul><li>MHFA Administration. (2007). Instructor training course. ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne. Melbourne, Australia. Retrieved May 25, 2009 from http://www. mhfa .com.au/documents/brochures/3877_Adult_ Instructorbrochure _Nov07. pdf </li></ul><ul><li>National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH). (2009). In Your Community: Become an Instructor. Mental Health First Aid USA: Become an instructor. Retrieved May 30, 2009 from http://www. thenationalcouncil .org/ cs /press_public/mental_health_first_aid_2/in_your_community/become_an_instructor </li></ul><ul><li>National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH). (2009). About the Program: MHFA Course Description. Retrieved June 6, 2009 from http://www. thenationalcouncil .org/ cs /press_public/mental_health_first_aid_2/about_the_program/ mhfa _course_description </li></ul>

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